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19:55  30 may  2019
19:55  30 may  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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DeMarcus Cousins is officially questionable for Game 1 of the Finals , per Steve Kerr. Big hands, post game, can finish, great leaper, great defender, in-between game, if you beat him to the spot he Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday at 4

NBA Finals: Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 © Provided by Oath Inc. Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins is available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images) The Golden State Warriors will have DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Cousins, who suffered a torn quad muscle in the first round of the playoffs, will play Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors.

Cousins returned to the practice floor last Thursday in an effort to return the floor. At that time, the team said that Cousins would be available “at some point” during the Finals.

Cousins hasn’t played since April 16, when he injured his left quad in Game 2 of the Warriors’ opening round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Cousins has played just 2 playoff games with the reigning champs. According to Marc Spears, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

Kevin Durant won't play in the Finals opener, but is still accompanying the Warriors north of the border for Games 1 and 2. DeMarcus Cousins , however, may be ready to go for Thursday night. The big man is currently listed as questionable. Kevin Durant is officially not playing in Game 1 , Kerr says.

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DeMarcus Cousins admits his conditioning has been an issue in NBA Finals.
DeMarcus Cousins has had some stretches of play during the NBA Finals where he looks like his old self, but there have been other times when he looks extremely rusty. That was to be expected after he suffered a torn quad muscle less than two months ago, and the All-Star big man admits he is dealing with some conditioning issues. Cousins said this week that he has been trying to “push through” and simply doesn’t know how his body will react from day to day. “I’m still at the point where I’m trying to train my legs to be at that level 100 percent of the time. I just haven’t had time to focus on that,” Cousins admitted this week, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

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